Val Walker –

Val Walker


Val Walker promotes the Foundation investment portfolio, develops stewardship materials, trains and consults with finance and stewardship committees, and coaches pastors and stewardship leaders on annual budgets and capital campaigns.

Previously the president of Val Walker Associates, Inc., she has experience in fundraising, coaching and consulting, fund campaign operation, leadership coaching, feasibility studies, research, development, and public relations.

She has served on numerous denominational committees, including United Methodist Communications and the Committee to Study Ministry. She currently serves on the Minnesota Conference on Finance and Administration.

Contact Val at 612-230-3338 or

Becky Boland –

Becky serves as the director of planned giving. In this role she fosters support for local church, conference and global ministries through partnering with churches and individuals by providing opportunities to live faith into action through giving.



Previously a fundraising and communications consultant, Becky has experience in managing successful goal exceeding annual fund and capital fundraising campaigns as well as countless small and large-scale events. She believes strongly in fundraising through energetic relationship building and telling a story.

Becky has also led strategic and board development planning, operations efficiencies, and human resources.

A long time volunteer as a City of Minneapolis election official and at her daughter’s school, Becky lives her faith in action at Hennepin Avenue UMC, as well as serving on the host committee for General Conference 2020 and on the Twin Cities District Committee on Superintendency.

Becky can be reached at 612-230-3339 and

Aaron Jones


Aaron Jones –

Aaron Jones is the MNUMF Administrative Assistant and divides his time between database, document management, creating and revising Foundation resources, mailings and other office tasks.

He has a degree in Economics, enjoys working in the non-profit world and is involved with other Minnesota United Methodist “gatherings”.

Aaron is the proud father of three boys, who keep he and his wife Marcia Alexander quite busy.

Contact Aaron at 612-230-3337 or